Great tube-driven, British-inspired tone in a portable 1x12".
Designed with magnificent tone and cool-running in mind, this new amplifier embodies the Rivera ideal of fabulous sound with outstanding reliability. All of the heat-producing key components of the new Venus 6 amplifier have been mounted on an industrial-sized heatsink and are on the outer surface of the chassis. The USA-made transformers are oversized and are rated for at least double the power output of the Venus 6. Rivera is the first to make a small idle current adjustment possible with the Class A circuit, allowing a wider range of tubes to be set to the correct idle current, again, assisting in reliability and field maintenance.
It features a five 12AX7 tube preamp configuration with two independent channels, each with its own footswitchable boost. Channel 1 is a high-gain, British-inspired lead channel that has gobs of sweet sustain and loads of crunch that can be dialed up easily. Channel 2 is a rhythm-and-blues channel, with a the best of classic ’60s American tone. Additional EQ options include a bright switch and a selectable midrange notch.
Long pan Accutronics Reverb fills in the palette of tones with that sweet and spanky sounding delay. An assignable and footswitchable effects loop that is fully buffered allows the interfacing with almost any kind of outboard effects device. Coupled with a Class A Power amplifier that is energized by four 6V6GT tubes, this 35W RMS amp has enough headroom to cut most gigs, and with a fat-bodied warmth that breathes like a goddess of love that it is. 6V6GTs are well known to have spectacular tone, and excellent reliability, rivaling the classic yet unstable EL84. A Vintage/Modern switch allows selection of full- or half-output power levels.